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Old 03-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #17221
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i've been looking into it for a while with our new house. There are some very cheap vendors that build garages complete with concrete and all work on KSL, about $10-12G for a decent 2 car garage building it seems...
I used A-Shed about 5 years ago. 24X24 level lot. I did have them vinyl side it. I think it was 18K.
They did the cement and permits. That did not include any drywall work.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:51 PM   #17222
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If anyone can offer up use of a tire changer, or some expertise, I pay in wobbly pops or good company.

My wife wants to have her front tire on the SV changed out, and I don't know if I can just spoon it off, or if I really have to pay a shop to do it. We have the tire already, it's a half used unit from my Triumph. Well, someone else has the Triumph now, but I still have the tire. They have a tire, oh you know what I mean.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #17223
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I just looked up the process for those fancy pants street bike wheels. I don't think my ol dirt bike tire spoons are going to work.
Maybe it's worth just paying someone, and I should stop being so darn cheap.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #17224
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AZ Rawhyde Event

Is anyone going to the May 17-20 Rawhyde/Overland Expo event at Mormon Lake AZ?

http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/overlandadv/index.html
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:38 PM   #17225
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you mean Red Dawn?
To give you a little. Credit, I think the Wolverines was their High School Mascot, and that is what they called themselves.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #17226
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I just looked up the process for those fancy pants street bike wheels. I don't think my ol dirt bike tire spoons are going to work.
Maybe it's worth just paying someone, and I should stop being so darn cheap.
It isn't that bad. I did my V-Strom last fall. Two things you have to be careful of. First, trying not to scratch the paint on your street wheels. Second they need to be balanced. I bought a set of rim protectors that worked quite well for $5-10. (They are reusable). I opted for dyna beads instead of wheel weights. I have about 1500 miles on them and they ride real smooth. I'd be happy to help you if you still want to do it yourself. Send me a pm and we can set something up.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #17227
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Yep. I went out looking for Bin Laden in the west desert a while back, but I couldn't find him.
Well, keep looking. You might find Susan Powell instead.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #17228
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you mean Red Dawn?
What did some one say Red Dawn???? I have been gone for a while but I will drop in and talk about Red Dawn!!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:09 PM   #17229
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What did some one say Red Dawn???? I have been gone for a while but I will drop in and talk about Red Dawn!!!!
Let the fantasy go. You would never have ended up with one of the girls.
You may have had a shot at Charlie Sheen.

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #17230
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Let the fantasy go. You would never have ended up with one of the girls.
You may have had a shot at Charlie Sheen.

Well that's not fair, even you have a shot with Charlie Sheen...
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #17231
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Let the fantasy go. You would never have ended up with one of the girls.
You may have had a shot at Charlie Sheen.

Charlie Sheen was in that movie? I remember Patrick Swayze but that is about it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #17232
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Charlie Sheen was in that movie? I remember Patrick Swayze but that is about it.
I need bread crumbs to find my way home yet can remember who was in Red Dawn.
Something is wrong with that.


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Old 03-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #17233
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Well that's not fair, even you have a shot with Charlie Sheen...

Are you telling me I could have been a "Goddess"? Be still my beating heart.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:22 AM   #17234
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Ktm

After buying the 800GS, I sold my trail bike (Yamaha WR450). Now I regret selling it and considering going to a KTM. I dropped by Edge, the new sleds are nice, but damn pricey. I know alot of folks on here ride KTM's, On the used market, are there years or models that I should stay away from?

Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #17235
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After buying the 800GS, I sold my trail bike (Yamaha WR450). Now I regret selling it and considering going to a KTM. I dropped by Edge, the new sleds are nice, but damn pricey. I know alot of folks on here ride KTM's, On the used market, are there years or models that I should stay away from?

Thanks for the input.
I had an '08 WR450 for a short time. Super smooth, torquey and reliable motor, but suspension wasn't up to par for hard-core desert riding (racing). Sold it and went back to the trusty KTM 300.

I've owned many KTM dirt bikes. Assuming you're talking about '98 or newer bikes, there isn't really anything to "avoid". Just know that with each year, like all bikes, there are little gremlins and issues that need to be addressed.

I assume you're talking about a 450+ sized thumper? If so, the RFS (Racing Four Stroke) motor was the main motor up through 2007. In 2008 is when they made a major change. The RFS motor is a solid motor and a lot of guys will specifically seek out that bike and not want anything newer than 2007. In 2010 I went to the ISDE in Mexico (pit crew....not racer) and one of the guys on the USA Team (who could ride any bike he wanted) rode a 2007 525 specifically so he could have the RFS motor.

All the newer bikes are great as well, but as you've noted come with a hefty price tag. I think that new 500 EXC looks like an amazing dirt-worthy, barely street legal, steed.

No real specific years to avoid, just know that whatever you end up buying (new or used) will require some tweaking to address whatever gremlins are specific to that model year of bike.
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